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at 11:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney
front property, a restaurant obliterated and what president obama and governor christie are seeing as they fly up and down the shoreline. we saw marine one go by in a convoy with helicopters about ten minutes ago and making their rounds. but i don't think a lot of people expect a lot from the federal government in the short term. >> yeah. >> right now people are just trying to deal with their immediate needs, moving in with neighbors, staying with friends. we have heard reports that some utility companies are talking about perhaps turning off water services, for example, because there could be contamination in the system. people are hunkering down and the work is just beginning. in this town, for example, the roads are covered with -- some places, several feet of sand. they're impassablimpassable. impossible to get in and out of some communities up and down the shoreline and in new jersey. again, to think of at this point of a lot of relief supplies arriving, people are hunkering down trying to deal with the near term right now. >> let me correct myself. it's congressman steve isra
the area with governor christie via helicopter. president obama has pledged to support but it's going to take time. reporting from atlantic city. >> sandy didn't bring just rain and heavy winds. garrett county it was snowing. some people are getting close to 30 inches of snow. rest stops are shut down. and tonight 17,000 people are in the dark, no power. >> sandy continues to spin, some snow showers in garrett county. i think we're dry the rose of the night. it's impressive to see sandy swirling over erie, pennsylvania. the clouds continue to come. not a lot of moon or star lie. temperatures running cool. so as the kids -- as you head out with the kids, dress them warm, maybe put a layer under the costumes. download hour abc2 weather map. >> all right. next year i'm going to go as a weather app. >>> here we are at the baltimore humane society. the shelter lost power. now everyone is struggling to care for the animals. deliveries of pet food and cat litter have been canceled for the week. to help keep them comfortable, get more information on donating to the shelter. >> we want to remi
on the homestretch. >> president obama tour devastated areas of new jersey with governor chris christie. >> she's sick it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired. >> unusual approach to getting goods over the border,ing agents came across the jeep as it got stuck. >> all that -- >> give me a break. >> you wear a belt i'll start drawing a miss. >> -- and all that matters. >> amazing time laps video of sandy slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on drivers trying to get into manhattan. drivers also face severe
that stock is -- >> not in my place, either. the rotors spinning there as president obama and governor christie of new jersey get ready to go on about a 45-minute, we believe, helicopter tour of some of the devastation. he is leaving now the atlantic city airport, which is just across the bay, if my geography is correct, from the main city of atlantic city. he will certainly look at the loss there of the boardwalk and the flooding that persisted in that town. and then move up and down the coastline where some of the devastation, as governor christie said yesterday, is just indescribable. so the president and governor christie will do that. then we are told the plane from marine one and take a tour either by foot or car of some of the neighborhoods and towns that have been affected by this super storm. we'll be watching those images and bring them to you throughout this hour. >>> if you'd like to see why we're having problems getting air traffic moving again -- except there -- but he comes first -- look at this video. it just fed in a short while ago -- oh, my goodness! look at that! th
"/nbc/marist. governor romney, 44%. in wisconsin, president obama at 49%. in new hampshire, president obama at 49%, governor romney at 47%. so the good news is that's a lead for president obama, from the democratic are perspective. the bad news is he's been dropping. in iowa, that lead was eight points, now it's six. in wisconsin, that lead is now three points, it was six. new hampshire, it was a seven-point lead, it's now two. so if you actually map it, it's shrinking very dramatically five days left until the election. are you worried about that trend? you must be. >> not at all. not at all. we had always anticipated that there would be a very, very close race. but i think, basically, what it's going to boil down to is who do we trust. and i think the polling will show that the american people trust this president. i think when you've got a situation where the president is either basically tired or leading in all of these battleground states, you've got, just the eyes will tell you that some of them are going to come out in his favor, if not all. but i think the president clearly, you've got to
, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >>> in atlantic city president obama was met by new jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governors, the county officials, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stop, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help. >> yeah. >> they don't deserve it. look at their house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >> that's horrible. in new york the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway rail system that millions depend on will start returning today though on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much
obama and new jersey governor chris christie are going to tour parts of the state of new jersey tomorrow. atlantic city is obviously on the president's schedule. lorenzo langford is the mayor of atlantic city. he joins us now by phone. mayor langford, your city was truly slammed by this superstorm. the boardwalk smashed, areas flooded. fudge, give's a status update. >> well, i think we're coming out of this thing in pretty good shape, believe it or not. our biggest concern at this point is trying to restore power to 1/3 of our residents. once we're able to do that, i'm hopeful state police will open up the roads into atlantic city to allow for passage of our residents who have been moved into higher ground in shelters outside the city tone able them to come back in and return to their humble abodes. that's our biggest concern right now. >> were there any casualties? >> we had one casualty. we haven't determined as of yet whether or not it was an atlantic city resident. but one of the shelters where some of our residents had been moved to did realize a fatality, i should say. and that's t
events. >> exactly. >> obama: i have spoken to all of the governors in all of these states we have pre-positioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. >> and everybody on the local level have backed that up. 1-800-steph-1-2 is the number to call that's 1-800-steph-1-2. let's talk to don in florida about privatizing fema. hey, don. >> caller: yeah, thanks for taking my call. i have a political strategy for ohio actually a democratic one. but romney is trying to do whatever he can to get any press coverage he can possibly get. these food thing, i heard he called these governors and all of this stuff. i know he has been running for president for the last 20 years it seems, he wouldn't even be in the picture but he is just trying to get his name out there, because obama and the storm will get all of the reaction. >> and it seems like him calling the governors would be just getting in the way. >> and what a coincidence he is doi
until the americans go to the polls and will voice your vote and today president obama and governor romney put the brakes on the campaign until sandy is tamed. >> reporter: president obama was a no-show to his own rally in orlando florida this morning. whist away on air force one to get ahead of the worst of hurricane sandy and to warn those in its p ath. >> when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: the white house eager to show the president looking and command released to photographs of him eating with advisers preparing for the storm. between his campaign and that romney had been canceled. two events went on without the president including one in youngstown ohio where former president clinton and vice president biden got a first- hand feel for the storm's winds. heavy wind and rain impacted early voting in ohio and other contested states, directly in the storm's path including two that also have early in-person voting. >> as analogous and is not scheduled to be back on the campaign trail until wednesday but that is subject to cancellation. diane? >> all r
americans go to the polls, "your voice, your vote" today president obama and governor romney put the bricks on the campaign until sandy is over. jake tapper explains. >> reporter: president obama was a no show to his own rally whisked away on air force one to get ahead of the worst of hurricane sandy and to warn those in its path. >> when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: the white house eager to share the president looking in command released these two photographs meeting with advisers preparing for the storm. between his and mitt romney's campaigns, 30 events have been canceled. two events went on without the president. including one in youngstown, ohio where many former president clinton and vice president biden got a firsthand feel for the storm's winds. those heavy winds and rain may impact early voting in ohio and four or contested states are directly in the storm's path also with early voting. s president is not scheduled to be back on the campaign trail till wednesday but that like everything else this week is subject to cancellation. diane? >> all right,
political odd couple once president obama's harshest critic, new jersey governor chris christie commending his leadership during the storm. lou dobbs is here with his take on that. >> as we go to break, look at the 10 and 30-year treasurys. 10 down to 1.07% yield. meantime on 30-year-old yields also the same story just about unchanged at 2.87%. we'll be right back. >> him liz macdonald with your fox business brief. there is a bearish tone down on wall street after the new york stock exchange resumed trading after a historic two-day shut down. the last time the exchange was closed for two days of weather was in 1888. the market is down 30 points. >>> shares for seagate technology also under pressure after posting first quarter results that fell short of expectations, moving forward the storage device company also forecast weak revenue for its current quarter due to slowing pc sales and lower prices. >>> on the upside investors remain bullish about the warnaco group on the news of a buyout deal. rival pbh who markets calvin klein and tommy hilfiger brands is buying the company for $2.9 billi
appreciate your generosity. >> while calling president obama's response to the storm outstanding, governor chris christie had this to say about sandy's effect on the election. >> it doesn't matter a lick it to me at the moment. i have much bigger fish to fry than that. >> joining me now is democratic strategy chris kofinis and erin mcpike. you heard governor christie. i think other words that a lot of people feel right now. we know the importance of the election. after all, this is the presidency we're discussing here, but at this point when you see new video like what came out of new jersey in the last few minutes, we have one week to deal with the election, but right now people are hurting. >> that's right. there was a rumor yesterday that mitt romney might go to new jersey to survey some of the damage. chris christie was asked about that. he essentially brushed that off and wa't interested. he was interested in working with the president in relief efforts and didn't want to see presidential politics in new jersey. i thought that comment was more important that mitt romney can't show up
. president obama and governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas. >> our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it is true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been but for those individual families, obviously, their world has been torn apart. >> new york city was also hit hard. a police helicopter made more air rescues. the subway system is expected to reopen with limited service today. and jfk and newark airports are back hope with limited service. la guardia could follow suit sometime today. we'll all have a live update from new jersey in our next hour. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy in our area. sky fox flew over that area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads from this vantage point. official tell us the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> the anne arundel county fire department is investigating the death of a contractor who was killed when a tree fell on him. it happened on
rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the governors, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> pelley: three days ago, this was a neighborhood of families. this evening, folks are returning to find all of their possessions in ashes. and a little while ago, we saw a man put everything he had in one baby stroller and push it away. breezy point is a community on the rockaway peninsula east of manhattan, and it is the bluest of blue-collar neighborhoods. many of the residents here are new york city firefighters or cops. let us show you what breezy point looked like before. rows of houses just a block or two from the beach. this is what the neighborhood looks like now. governor andrew cuomo walked the ground today and h
the praise. but, i mean, you are right, a photo of barack obama with governor chris christie goes a long way. he is liked by a lot of independents in the united states i think that, i don't believe that storm will make people decide. one way or the another whether they are for obama or romney, it gets back to the economy. and you know what would hurt, president obama, is if stock market tanked -- there is that. neil: i wish we had more time, rolling stone article, getting talk that president comment i'll cut to initial calling mitt romney, a bis bs 'er, were you struck by that? seemed out of character for a president we're told does not curse that much. a lot of republicans that look at that as well say, well, it takes one to know one. >> i was in oval office interviewing the president, after we left that is when it happened much he is telling the story, he may have been trying to be a little bit hip for rolling stone. this past week he did not just rolling stone but mtv, and things maybe he thought that would appeal. neil: but rolling stone, and i imagine you knew that would be the quote pe
to the, and let's call it as it is. president obama has been really hands-on in this. the governor's heard from him numerous times. i've been on calls with him numerous times. he's taking a personal interest. he's been reaching out to the head of pse&g talking directly to that ceo, so he's been doing an incredible job, cutting through red tape, connecting directly to those affected. and i saw it late last night in one of our public housing authorities, the floods, power outages, the challenges, looked him in the eye and let them know that the president -- i talked directly to the president. he has a direct concern about what is happening right here on the ground. so this isn't politics. right now this is just people, human beings, facing human tragedy, and pulling to the to do something. >> mayor cory booker joining us this morning by phone. thank you mr. mayor. appreciate your time. good luck with all the cleanup, not only in your city. still ahead this morning going to talk about these homes that were burned to the ground. this is the daily news this morning. take a look at this
'll continue to check in with you as we get more images from president obama and governor chris christie together in new jersey. flood trapped thousands of people in their homes in hoboken, new jersey. national guard members are rescuing people, delivering meals. also working to pump out millions of gallons of water mixed with sewage, which is obviously always a growing health concern. hoboken's mayor is urging people not to go outside. she says there are live electrical wires in some waters. debris is piled up all over the place. hoboken is a city of 50,000 people, located directly across from manhattan to the west of where i'm standing. brian todd is in hoboken now. brian, bring us up to speed. what is the latest? >> reporter: anderson, national guard trucks rolling through here, trying to pick people up who are stranded. you can see here what the situation is. this water is coming up to people's knees, some of these gentlemen here are trying to clear storm drains, but you can see down the street, several cars stranded, many, many residents stranded in their homes. national guard high
of the things that governor christie says he'll talk to president obama about today when the president visits trying to get the army corps of engineers out here to begin to plan and rebuild the beach. >> all right, jeff glor, thank. we'll go now from the jersey shore to new york city. jim axelrod is in lower manhattan with that part of the story. jim, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. more than a million people in the new york metropolitan area are without power. power is not expected to resume until this weekend at the earliest. bus service resumes today although subway many days away. we want to show you some dramatic video we have taken from staten island, a roof too rescue, five adults and a child trapped in their home made it to a rooftop. the rescue was carried out by nypd helicopter 23, which was named after 23 new york police department officers killed on 9/11. of course this is the biggest test the city has faced since 9/11. not every piece of video we've come across is as dramatic as that, but still meaningful nonetheless and we want to show you what just we've taken
. that completely blows up governor romney's closing argument for why he should replace president obama in the oval office. >> indeed. jared, it's not just this issue of bipartisanship, but mitt romney, as you know, has said, previously and repeatedly, particularly in the debates, that he would like to remove an organization like fema. >> right. >> now, not only is that highly inefficient, in terms of resourcing, but can i ask you, would it not also likely raise local taxes, because if each state is required to provide emergency assistance, then each state has to fund what the federal government is providing right this moment. >> precisely. instead of having a centralized disaster relief fund, which, of course, fema represents, each state would have to do so. by the way, they wouldn't do so. because state budgets don't work that way. everything is fungible. and in tough times like now, states can't run budget deficits. that fund would be dry, i guarantee you. and what's going to happen? the federal government's going to say, no, forget it? that's just not part of our budget? again, you know, mitt r
doubts the fact that governor christie and president obama want to have a recovery work as smoothly, as comprehensively, and as efficiently as it possibly can to help these people. >> if i can go back to you, jonathan capehart. i want to mention, mike viqueira talking about the cynical nature of politics, and suggesting or implying that every day is a political day. well, yesterday we received some criticism for discussing mitt romney's so-called storm relief event in the context of a campaign event. and i was eviscerated by telephone calls and so on. but now it emerges, according to buzz feed, that $5,000 was spent by the campaign to make the display of food look bigger. what's your assessment of what happened yesterday, john? >> oh, my. a campaign event that was not a campaign event, but was a campaign event. >> and was funded by the romney campaign, to the tune, no less, of $5,000. >> of $5,000. governor romney was stuck. he had a campaign event planned for ohio, a state that he needs to win. hurricane sandy blows in, devastates everything, decides not to campaign, but he still i
it but. anyway, in a poll showing that people have all right voted so that the governor is ahead by six points 52 percent to 46 percent. early voters helped obama win in 2008 what if they are doing the reverse in 2012? karl rove is looking at this. what do you make of this, karl? karl: as you say those who have voted one in six voters who said they voted they gave mitt romney a six-point margin, less than one out of five voters say they are going to vote before election day, they split evenly between president obama and governor romney which tends to indicate that at least the enthusiastic el her voters are republican and the democrats have a prove with a lack of enthusiasm among their people and finally on election day the people would plan, just less than two-thirds 63 percent plan to vote on election day, they split for governor romney by the same number six points 51 to 45 percent so at least according to gallup this looks good. it is also borne out by if you look at the battleground state roughly 11 million, rather, 11 percent advantage for democrats either voting early or casting
governor christie and president obama both look sincere and concerned. >> are you skeptical there is more political motive behind it? it is right to ask the question. >> of course it is okay to ask because it is shocking to see governor christie over and over and over again on show after show after show heighten his love each time he went on a different show for president obama. >> if you are mitt romney, there's your right hand guy. the guy who was the first to support you, who's been hammering obama on your behalf all year suddenly looking like his best friend. whichever you way you dress this up, this cannot help mitt romney, can it? >> no. the cynic would say, what did mitt romney do in the last couple of weeks to piss governor chris christie. he didn't have to go the extra ten miles that he went. >> he say the president went the extra mile and his first responsible to the people of new jersey. knowing chris christie as i do, i think he is a straight guy. i like him very much. i think he is a straight talker. i think when he says it he means it. >> i thought he was sincere. >> i saw a
't done. >> shepard: president obama and governor romney now racing to make up for lost time after the devastating super storm. tonight, the candidates refocus on some of the most critical battleground states. plus, fuel shortages now crippling parts of new york, new jersey, and connecticut. >> about an hour and 15 minutes. figure we will be here at least another hour. >> long line as folks wait to buy goods for cars and generators. millions of homes in more than a dozen states still without power. tonight, new speed bumps on the road to recovery. first from fox this thursday night the painful evenings of a lingering super storm. on top of all the death and destruction growing shortages on everything from gasoline to food to batteries for flashlights, there is no telling how long this will last. right now the biggest problem in the storm zone aside from the destruction seems to be the lack of fuel. and here is part of the reason. public transportation is still a disaster, so folks need to drive. there is no electricity, so you have got to use a generator. loss of gas stations are e
's happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on to the campaign trail. president obama still tied up with dealing with the storm. >> two of the three major airports serving the new york area reopened. laguardia remains a flooded mess. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. >> we will reset halloween by executive order. my power knows no bounds. >> is that one of those governor chris christie fleece zip-ups. >> power to your house, nonexistent. that means darkness and candles and whining children. >> on "cbs this morning." >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as aol users put it, welcome to the party. >>> welcome to cbs this morning. as you wake up on the west coast, the remains of superstorm sandy are still being felt as far as wisconsin, but it's nothing like the damage here in the northeast. the death toll this morning is at least 57. 22 of them in new york city alone. >> around 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard-hit lower manhattan, power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however
concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> president obama and new jersey governor chris christie standing together side by side surveying the damage from hurricane sandy. they have gone from adversaries to praising each other. my guest michael moore. we did cover the rockaway blaze in the midnight show on monday night in to tuesday morning. i was anchoring that toward the end. we were one of the first networks to get it on the air. >> but two or three hours after it happened. my point is, can you imagine if 110 homes were burning right now in los angeles? >> sure. >> it would be another three hours we heard about it. >> no. but you have to take it in the context of everything else going on in new york. >> my point is that everything going on was putting reporters in three feet of water and seeing how far they blow. and that is not news. >> i don't agree with that. >> we already covered that. >> this is an interesting debate. but if a 14 foot surge comes over in lower manhattan -- >> here it comes, whoa! that's it. why do you keep going back to ali velshi i
. after the storm president obama and governor mitt romney are fighting for votes. while voters in maryland are still lined up for hours. we begin with steve handelsman. he's on capitol hill. steve? >> doreen, thanks. it's a numbers game. four days to go. 7.9%. that's the new unemployment number. in the race for the white house both sides tonight are disagreeing about the meaning of that. but they agree about the importance of the number 18. the electoral votes of the state of ohio. and both sides badly want them. so close to the end you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in aetna. >> i'm counting on you. >> reporter: president obama in hilliard taking credit for the auto bailout. >> it paid off in toledo. where chrysler's adding more than 1,000 new jobs on a second shift. not in china. right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him. a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> compaes hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobs report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment, slightly worse. 171,000 new jobs, better than expecte
with president obama and governors and other mayors. what was president obama's message to you? >> i heard you played part of the -- i guess a clip from his speech. president obama is singularly focused on making sure that states and cities -- governors and mayors on the call -- he wants to make sure that the department of homeland security and fema do everything they possibly can. i've never heard the president so serious so direct, so focused and literally kind of listening as a civilian though to the commander in chief. he's directing his forces to make sure that all of us get what we need and said basically at the end if you're not getting something, call me directly at the white house. i'm going to be up pretty late for the next couple of days. >> jennifer: there's nothing more reassuring than that. >> no. >> jennifer: than getting the phone number from the president in case you need something. >> who are you going to call? you know, i'm going to call the president of the united states. i think i'll get something d
obama and governor romney. someone who actually made the case for shutting down fema. in passing the responsibility on to the states and some people say maybe we're learning a lesson. how do you deal with something like that? >> absolutely every time you have an occasion that takes something from the federal government and sends it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> governor romney says it would be better to privatize fema. that's jarring and so was his reason. >> we're borrowing $1.6 trillion more than we're taking in. we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. it is simply immoral. for us to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids knowing full well that we'll be dead and gone before it occurs makes no sense at all. >> with eight days to go in this election, that is the choice in this election. do we want a president that believes government can be there when we need it most or someone who thinks it's immoral to sp
the boom back toward the building and work to dismantle it. president obama and governor chris christie will tour part of the state of new jersey. lorenzo langford joins us now by phone. mayor langford, your city was slammed by the superstorm, the boardwalk smashed, areas flooded. if you can, give us a status update. >> we are coming out of this thing in pretty good shape, believe it or not. our -- our biggest concern at this point is trying to restore power to one-third of our residents once we are able to do that, i am hopeful that the state police will allow for passage of our residents who have moved to higher ground in shelters outside of the city, to enable them to come back in and return to their humble abodes, that's their biggest concern right now. >> were there any casualties? >> we had one casualty. we haven't determined as of yet whether it was an atlantic city resident. one of the shelters where our residents had been moved to, did -- i should say, that's the only reported fatality we've heard of, and in addition to that, we are blessed from the standpoint we've had no seri
of the tour when we were in bloomingdale got on a conference call with president obama and other governors in the area. in fact, the mayor says he's talked to the white house twice in the last 48 hours or so and the federal government is committed to helping out as much as possible. back to you. >> matt ackland tonight. >>> the power is out for thousands of people in our area, even still dominion virginia reporting a little more than 54,500 at this hour, pepco only about 6,000 people out of power, bge reporting just over 2,600 here in the d.c. burbs. >>> sandy also caused damage in fairfax county. trees came crash down and brought down power lines with them. this is the scene in annandale. a giant tree toppled and nearly missed clara reynolds' house. >> very frightening. >> reporter: how loud? >> real loud. you probably could have heard it a couple blocks. >> others suffered damage to their roofs. norm richards was inspecting his home earlier today, found a small leak. he used wood and blue tarp to make a temporary fix. neighbors say despite some of the damage they know sandy could have b
at the jersey shore the devastation is even worse. president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation. president obama promised the government would do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we'll follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away the search for traps or missing people on staten island can't. nypd rescued six people from roof troops on wednesday. there are signs of life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare without public transportation wednesday manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there's some good news. subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into m
? >> reporter: president obama stayed in washington to visit red cross, attend briefings with governors and utility ceos. >> i think he's handled it well. >> reporter: compassionate or calculated, depending on who called into the radio show in youngstown, ohio. >> where was it when it happened in ben gaza and i and he flew t snas he learned his lesson. >> reporter: a vital corner of a vial state with 28 visits from romney this year, 19 from obama. >> president obama wasn't able to come as planned because of the storm. >> reporter: do you think that hurts his cause in ohio? >> absolutely not. i think more people respect him for doing what what the president is supposed to do. >> reporter: the drizzle wasn't enough to keem elaine from going door to door on obama's behalf tonight. >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: hello. a few miles away brothers and roger did the same for romney. >> i don't think personally that after four years of watching this president that it should change anybody's mind in four days on four years of failure. >> very difficult. >> reporter: here's one republican mind t
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